Wednesday, September 25, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY LAWYERS DENY EXEC FRANK WHITE CRITICISM AND DEFEND COMBAT AUDIT!!!



In a recent press statement, Jackson County Exec Frank White demanded a retraction of an audit which was critical of spending for the COMBAT anti-drug tax during his tenure.



There was a political fire storm over his remarks from the Prosecutor who SURPRISINGLY PUSHED BACK AGAINST THE EXEC'S REMARKS ON THE RECORD.

Now here's TKC BLOG COMMUNITY FIRST WORD from the authors of the report . . .

BKD CONTRADICTS JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE AND DEFENDS THEIR AUDIT!!!

Here are the relevant quotes from messages going far and wide this afternoon . . .

"Our BKD, LLP team members have reviewed and evaluated the alleged “inaccuracies, omissions, and misleading statements” the County Executive’s Chief of Staff communicated to us during our September 20, 2019 meeting related to our Agreed-Upon Procedures Report for the Jackson County Community Backed Anti-Crime Tax (COMBAT).



The lawyers drill down and do the math for County denizens . . .

"As stated in our report, our findings and observations were as of May 3, 2019. Our report also stated that we placed reliance upon information provided to us or through conversations and interviews with relevant parties. One concern that the County Executive’s Chief of Staff specifically raised related to the 2018 actual COMBAT sales tax revenues listed in the table on Page 6 of our report, which amounted to $26,372,034. This amount was originally provided to us by County management prior to the May 3, 2019 procedures date noted in our report.

"Subsequent to our May 3, 2019 procedures date, the Jackson County, Missouri comprehensive annual financial report was issued on June 27, 2019, which reflected final COMBAT sales tax revenues of $24,626,625. We have determined that updating our report for the final revised audited COMBAT sales tax revenues would not change the overall theme of our observations or the recommendations that we have presented in our report."

Finally, here's the money line which REJECTS the call for a do-over from the current Administration . . .

"Careful consideration was provided to each of the concerns raised by the County Executive’s Chief of Staff. We have concluded, as of the date of this letter, that our agreed-upon procedures report will not be retracted or supplemented, and can be relied upon by its intended users which consist of COMBAT management, the County Finance and Audit Committee and the County Legislators."

Developing . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course he wants a do over. The audit would cause any other elected official to resign. He's stuck with documented expenditures and real questions about his effectiveness.

MO said...

^^^^ um, I guess my biggest question would be, how does a Chevy Colorado for his Chief of Staff help to fight crime?

Anonymous said...

#FireFrank

Anonymous said...

The audit is 100% accurate. If anything it gives Frank a break for his spending and questionable expenses. Don't forget that one of the workers outright told Frank that he wasn't going to break the law just to follow orders. That says a lot about how things really work at the county now.

Concerned Kansas City said...

The audit looks more like a charging document. How is this guy still in office?

Anonymous said...

Frankie be taking the slowest damn perp walk on his way to be where his mortgage magician, Mikey, is being rehabilitated. Hey, gotta say the ol' baller seems to be going down swinging. I hope soon the feds are sending Mr. Arrogant a certified return receipt envelope about the time Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year cards arrive.

Ina said...

Nobody really believes Frank knows what he's doing. He has to be one of the worst elected leaders in KC history. He never should have been elected and voters need to hold him accountable for the funds that have been misused.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City has the best political representation that money can buy.

Thanks Frank!

Anonymous said...

Eliminate the combat tax. Fire Frank and Vincent both had to know what was going on. Also fire Gail who is basically stupid.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

It's past time to clean house at the County. Should we trust Frank with $300 million to build a new jail? I think not.

Anonymous said...

If a white guy was running Jackson county this bad he would be in jail right now wait, what? Mike Sanders is in jail.........

Anonymous said...

Okay now Frank will say "We are following the law. This company wants us to break the law".

Anonymous said...

My guess is people will just line up at the beer or barbecue joint and act like nothing is happening despite the fact they are being reamed daily and will continue to be reamed until they nothing left.

Anonymous said...

RECALL FRANK WHITE!!!!! ELIMINATE COMBAT TAX!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Agree.

If you don't want your property taxes through the roof, think about supporting the effort to get Frank White out of there!

Anonymous said...

Don't stop with recalling Frank White. Rewrite the charter to eliminate the county executive position.

Achmed said...

Silence! I'll Kill You

Anonymous said...

Is frank really this stupid?

Anonymous said...

I guess Frank and Caleb have found their fall guy for this latest fiasco, or I guess I ought to say fall gal. I heard some ditz on Frank's staff went right up front of everyone at Monday's county legislative meeting and announced loudly and repeatedly that she was the one running combat when this crap went down. Anybody tell her that was a pretty incriminating thing to say cause this all has to be criminal behavior spending money for pickup trucks and other nonsense. I don't care what the red star says about that.

Anonymous said...


NO I'm not going to report crime in my neighborhood WHY????? Nothing ever gets done and when you call 911 you get put on hold. Do it yourself and save!!!!!!!
BOOM

Anonymous said...

The COMBAT tax is just one of the many examples of taxpayer-provided slush funds at the county and others at KCMO city hall.
How about the PIAC program, the water bill excesses, and the GO bonds.
Huge unaccountable amounts of money that simply sit there waiting for some grifter to convince enough elected clowns that their great new product, serivce, or project just has to be funded.
Then the check writing begins.
"Recognizing an emergency" in the ordinance pretty much gives it all away.
Where was the money for the new "parklets" included in the "budget"?
Incompetence and irresponsibility make a poor combination.